Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Pop musician and pianist Denise Juan (阮丹青) holds a concert tonight. On Sunday, Japanese rockers Asian Kung-Fu Generation and Straightener take the stage, accompanied by Taiwan’s veteran rock band Tizzy Bac. Rock veterans The Chairman (董事長) join hands with Ardor Huang (流氓阿德) on Tuesday, while Thursday’s lineup features post-rock/emo band Orangegrass (橙草), Brit pop/grunge group Trash and progressive metal/polyrhythm act Vulner.
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight, on Sunday and on Thursday, 7:30pm on Tuesday
■ Admission is NT$900 tonight, NT$2,200 on Sunday, NT$800 on Tuesday, NT$500 on Thursday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw, www.legacy.com.tw and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Five-member Japanese visual kei rock band DaizyStripper arrives tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, while Japanese pop singer Mikuni Shimokawa performs tomorrow. Sunday’s show is by post-rock combo 2HRs and post-rock act Phantasy of Mirage (現象師). Electronic duo Orientone (大聲東) mixes Oriental music traditions with electronic sounds on Wednesday, with electronic/post punk group Miss Banana (香蕉小姐) also on the bill. On Thursday, experimental singer-songwriter Wang Yu-jun (王榆鈞) plays with electronic folk band WWWW (落差草原)
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1), tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Show starts at 6:30pm tonight, 7pm tomorrow, 8pm on Sunday and weekdays
■ NT$1,000 for people with disabilities and NT$1,700 tonight, NT$1,900 tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets for shows can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight’s roster at indie rock club Revolver include psychedelic noise jam band The Junk (帆人), dub/reggae/stoner rock group Taimaica Soundsystem (台買加環繞音效) as well as DJs Shorty and Ereki P. Tomorrow, the venue hosts the second installment of Purple Cow 2 Void (紫牛太虛), a trance party featuring DJs Wayland, Elin, Medusa and Psylus.
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and 10pm tomorrow
■ Entrance is NT$350 tonight and NT$200 tomorrow
Yu Hao-i (余昊益) from Macbeth (馬克白), The Junk’s (帆人) Min Kuan (民官) and A-hsien (阿顯) of Inhuman Band (非人物種) get together tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by alternative rock band Under the Moon, Taichung-based rockers Point 22 and pop rock outfit The Slim Cigarettes (涼煙樂團). The Christmas party on Tuesday features shoegaze band TuT, disco/post-punk outfit New Sunglasses (新墨鏡) and electronic rockers Flux.
■ B1, 177, Heping E Rd Sec 1, Taipei (台北市和平東路一段177號B1), tel: (02) 2351-8177. On the Net: roxyrocker.com
■ Shows start at 9pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 on the weekend and NT$300 on Tuesday
Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, hosts alternative metal group Lumei (露魅), Le’Sens Vie and pop rock/blues band Bullseye Guava (紅心芭樂) tonight. Sunday is the day for rockers Huoyaodays (火曜日), presidon’t saD and Zan (風切音).